Robert Curry

About Robert Curry

Robert Curry serves on the board of directors of the Claremont Institute and is the author of Common Sense Nation: Unlocking the Forgotten Power of the American Idea (Encounter Books). He also serves on the board of distinguished advisors for the Ronald Reagan Center for Freedom and Understanding.

Another Way to Pay for the Wall

President Trump has called for $1.8 billion over 10 years to build the wall securing our southern border. That amounts to a total of $18 billion. The open-borders folks, showing a sudden and—for many of them—highly unusual concern about increasing federal spending, claim it will cost three times as much, pushing the final

By | 2018-03-18T11:34:36+00:00 March 18th, 2018|

The Train to Common Sense

Common observation and a plain understanding is the source of all art. —Joshua Reynolds I hope you haven’t let anyone talk you out of seeing Clint Eastwood’s new movie, “The 15:17 to Paris.” It tells the true story of the Americans who subdued a jihadist on a speeding train in Europe, saving hundreds

By | 2018-02-24T15:59:33+00:00 February 24th, 2018|

Taking America Down

About a century ago, the Progressives got busy in America just as the Communists got busy in Russia. For a moment, the Progressives were in the lead. By 1917, the year of the Russian Revolution, President Woodrow Wilson had already put in place the fundamental changes that had to be made if the

By | 2018-01-08T14:23:25+00:00 January 8th, 2018|

Goodbye, America?

On Sunday, my wife and I went for a walk in a park located in an affluent area near where we live. We were struck by the fact that no one else there was speaking English. We heard only Chinese and Russian. It felt eerie, as if the park had somehow been taken

By | 2018-01-01T16:49:09+00:00 January 1st, 2018|

Encouraging a Migration Explosion

Are they doing it on purpose? Of course they are. America’s progressive elite has disdain for Americans who refuse to embrace their globalist, “borderless world,” and anti-American agenda. Consequently, the progressives have decided to replace the American people with people better suited to help enact their ambitions. For a glimpse into the future they

By | 2017-12-04T12:44:23+00:00 December 4th, 2017|

What Has Been Forgotten About our Common Sense Founding

To the extent that America may be said to have a central idea, common sense is the key to understanding it. America’s Founders used the term “common sense”with regularity, and common sense operated at every level during the Founding Era, starting with the American Revolution itself. Indeed, Common Sense is the title of

By | 2017-11-15T12:08:37+00:00 November 15th, 2017|

Common Sense and the Common Good

The Founders’ gift does not demand much of us. As citizen-sovereigns, we need to exercise common sense and hold dear the common good. Little more is required of us in the system America’s founders designed. That is remarkable, even astonishing because for most of us common sense and caring about the common good

By | 2017-11-13T10:22:11+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

Misunderstanding the Russian Revolution at 100

In his article “Intellectuals and Thugs: the Russian Revolution,” George Friedman marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution of 1917 by analyzing the inherent problems with its founding ideas and how those ideas led to the practical political difficulties of the Soviet Union.. He correctly states what we all know—that Karl Marx

By | 2017-10-23T05:43:55+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|

What’s the Matter with Germany? (Part II)

In my recent article, “What’s the Matter with Germany?” I argued that under the leadership of Germany, “Europe is committing ‘suicide by Islam.’” Adolf Hitler imagined a Thousand-Year Reich, with Germany dominating Europe and the globe. Today, Germany’s rulers imagine a multicultural world, where Germany and other European nations no longer exist. This

By | 2017-09-17T09:32:24+00:00 September 14th, 2017|